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Top Cobra Moto racers converge in Okla. for Junior Moto X @ Lazy E Arena

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Top Cobra Moto racers converge in Okla. for Junior Moto X @ Lazy E Arena

Cobra Moto Factory Elite racers Mikah Carpenter, Casey Cochran, Drew Adams and Juju Beaumer will battle for 50 & 65cc titles

HILLSDALE, Mich., (May 11, 2017) – Oklahoma’s famed Lazy E Arena will host the second annual Junior Moto X (JMX) this week/weekend and Cobra Moto will look to defend its 50cc championships – and possibly gain a 65cc championship – as four of USA’s top amateur racers on the American-made Cobra Moto CX series 50cc & 65cc competition minicycles will be in the starting gate in Guthrie, May 12-13.

Cobra Moto Factory Elite racers Mikah Carpenter (Ill.), the defending Loretta Lynn’s 51cc 4-6 class national runner-up, and past national champion Casey Cochran (Tenn.), along with national podium finishers Drew Adams (Tenn.) and Juju Beaumer (Ariz.) will lead a brigade of American-made Cobra Moto-mounted racers in pursuit of JMX titles and podium finishes.

 

“We had our eye on the JMX last year, couple of our kids won titles, and we decided to put it on our factory race calendar for 2017,” cited Cobra Moto President Sean Hilbert. “We’re sending our Sprinter factory support van and a factory technician to provide service, parts and hospitality for all of the Cobra Moto kids racing the JMX.

“All signs point to a great weekend of racing down in Oklahoma for Cobra Moto kids.”

In addition to factory support Cobra Moto is sponsoring the JMX Cobra Moto Strider Race. The Strider balance bikes for little kids will take to the track during intermission on Friday (8 p.m.).

JMX racing for Cobra Moto kids at Lazy E Arena begins on May 11th and runs through May 13th.

Cobra Moto would like to thank all of the companies it partners with to bring the finest minicycles in the world to market including Bel-Ray, SKF, CARD, Dunlop, Answer/Pro Taper and Roost MX.

Photo courtesy of: Cobra Moto

 

About Cobra Moto

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramotorcycle.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

HPPR is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations and promotions for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, HPPR’s Pat Schutte can be reached at pat@highprofilepr.com

Loretta Lynn’s Number Plate Kits!

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Special OfferYou’ve ordered your special number plate backgrounds for the big event, now stick them on a new set of plates!

Cobra is offering a limited time special for all Loretta Lynn’s competitors…Get all three plates for only $35!

This special will only be available now through the event!

LL Plastic Kit

JR/P3 Number Plate Kit

CX50JR / CX50P3: TKCJ0003
CX50SR (KING): TKCS0002
CX65: TKC60002

 

 

 

 

 

Cobra Moto Announces its 2014 team!

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Cobra Moto kids from coast-to-coast represent the U.S.’ premier up-and-coming minicycle racers, led by Casey Cochran, Reed Cooper & Ryder DiFrancesco

CobraMotosCaseyCochranactionHILLSDALE, Mich., (June 4, 2014) – From backyards, farm fields and gravel pits to small town USA motocross tracks, young American motocross hopefuls – all with big dreams of becoming a pro racer someday – are taking an important step toward the elite level of amateur competition aboard a Cobra minicycle. And of those kids there a few that stand out above the rest are the members of this year’s Cobra Moto team.

Drawing from California to the East Coast, Midwest, Heartland and Southern States, Cobra Moto has assembled yet another all-star team that’s truly representative of the soul and heritage of the most successful American-made line of competition minicycles. From national championships contested on such hallowed MX grounds as Loretta Lynn’s, the Mini Os and World Mini GPs, Grand Nationals (aka “Ponca City”), Oak Hill, Mill Creek, Lake Whitney and Mammoth, Cobra Moto-backed racers are the stars of tomorrow in terms of ‘Who’s next’ in the world of professional motocross racing.

This year’s Cobra Moto factory-backed team includes:

· Ryder Di Francesco, California

· Reed Cooper, New York

· Casey Cochran, Tennessee

· Brock Bennett, California

· Noah Geyer, Maryland

· Jordan Torres, California

· Noah Gordon, Arizona

· Lucas Grounds, Indiana

· Brock Lassiter, Missouri

· Codee Samples, Texas

· Gregory Stewart, Indiana

· Chase Yentzer, Pennsylvania

· Gage Steburg, Iowa

· Johnny Weber, Wisconsin

Beyond this amazing amount of motocross talent sure to again produce industry-leading podium efforts in the 2014 competition season, this year’s Cobra Moto team racers, along with the family mechanic (most often the father), also play an integral role in the development of the upcoming model year bikes.

“The feedback we receive from the Cobra Moto team members is paramount to our design process for the new bikes,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Moto. “These kids and their dads test the Cobra bikes in every condition imaginable on the best – and worst – tracks across the United States. We rely heavily on their input at Cobra Moto as we continually strive to create the fastest and most reliable competition minicycles on the market.

“Welcome aboard the Cobra Moto team. Kick some butt the remainder of the school year here and best of luck to all you guys this summer!”

Up next for Cobra: Loretta’s Regional Championships.

Photos courtesy of Lissa Marsolek

Cobra Moto, founded in 1993, produces the most successful line of competition mini cycles in the United States with more than 300 national titles in the last decade. Based out of Hillsdale, Mich., Cobra Moto’s mission is to build premium products for the serious racer. For more information on Cobra products, please visit our website at www.cobramoto.com and like us on Cobra Nation on Facebook.

High Profile Public Relations (HPPR), LLC, is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations – both industry and mainstream – for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, HPPR’s Pat Schutte can be reached at pat@highprofilepr.com.

Motocross Action Magazine Tests the 2013 CX65

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MR1_97 It’s been ten years since the nation’s original MX Mag tested a minicycle. Needless to say, the Cobra Crew was nervous when we handed over the bike…We’ve read bike tests from MXA for decades, and we know they don’t pull any punches. After delivering the bike, we went as far as making some suggestions as to who they might pick for riders. We have several team riders on the West Coast, and we figured they would have some fun seeing their picture on newsstands around the country. Unfortunately for our team kids, MXA didn’t see it that way. They chose test riders they were familiar with…All of whom had another brand of 65cc race bike in their garage.

The test report blew us away. Every kid that rode the bike loved it. MXA spent five pages of coverage ogling over the engine and suspension. To check out the story in detail, pick up the June 2013 issue which hit the newsstands this week, or subscribe to the digital version here.

Below are some excerpts:

Engine:

“Every test rider agreed the CX65 ran like a scalded cat. The power plant was the testers’ favorite attribute of the bike. The engine has bottom-end hit and a solid pull through the range. Power really spikes once the electronic power valve opens, and it surges into the top end.”

“The CX65 power plant is a rip-roaring machine built for racing and ready to win. The two-piece cylinder is especially cool.”

Chassis:

“The CX65 chassis is very balanced front-to-rear.”

“The steel chassis is very forgiving in corners, and riders were very impressed with the CX65’s handling characteristics.”

“Often, a sharp handling bike sacrifices stability at speed, but that isn’t the case with the Cobra. It is a jack of all trades, giving up very little across a wide range of situations. Most important, the Cobra CX65 is confidence inspiring, an especially critical quality in a bike designed for a mini rider.”

“It’s hard to believe what Cobra has done with the CX65 suspension…”

Overall Impression:

“Imagine a motorcycle that is ready to race right out of the crate, at the highest level, and requires very little investment beyond the initial purchase price. The bike can legally compete in the stock class, and has won numerous championships under the fastest youngsters in the sport, and is made in America.”

“The Cobra CX65 is a winner through and through.”

Cobra’s down in Florida for Thanksgiving … and some Mini O motocross racing!

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Cobra racers Chase Sexton, Gage Linville, Jackson Turpin , Jack Rogers, and Parker Mashburn lead the title assault at Gatorback MX Park

2010LLTurpin15andRogers25HILLSDALE, Mich., (Nov. 22, 2010) – Cobra racers from all over world are converging on Gainesville, Fla.’s Gatorback MX Park this week for the Cobra Motorcycles-sponsored 39th annual Thor Winter National Olympics, presented by Pro Circuit, Nov. 22-27.

For darn near 40 years they’ve been gathering at Gatorback, former host of the ‘orphan national’ – an AMA MX National, once held in the middle of the supercross season, that was clipped from the schedule in 1997. Fortunately for amateur motocross racers the track lived on and, to this day, remains a cornerstone in the amateur national race season.

“The Mini Os mark the end of the competition year, one last all-out effort by Cobra racers to put all the hard work to test against the other great racers in their age groups,” said Sean Hilbert, President of Cobra Motorcycles. “Cobra’s amateur support effort will be out in full force with the factory hauler at the Mini Os and Cobra engineers on hand to help the dads and their sons with whatever they need.chase_sexton_waldo_2010

“The awesome all-new Cobra 2011s will be racing on the track and on display all week at the Mini Os.”

Leading the assault on the 50cc 7-8 Mini O podium this year for Cobra will be the factory-backed duo of Texas’ Parker Mashburn and Georgia’s Jackson Turpin. And joining Mashburn and Turpin – making up the entire 2010 Loretta Lynn’s 7-8 AMA 2 class podium – will be Cobra’s Jack Rogers (Maryland). Another Cobra kid with a shot at a Mini O podium is Estonia’s Meikko Vettik, a six-year-old racing the 7-8 class, along with first-year 7-8 class 50cc racer Gauge Keith (Maryland) and Florida local Daniel McCullon.

In the 65cc classes, Cobra’s little big man leading the charge on the American-made Cobra CX65 will be Illinois’ Chase Sexton. Sexton will be joined in the 10-11 class title run by Canadian Tanner Ward. Leading the younger guys in the 7-9 65cc class is Pennsylvania’s Logan Leitzel and Chase Yentzer, along with the UK’s Dylan Woodcock. And stepping up from the 50cc class to racer their CX65s in the 7-9 class will be Rogers and Turpin.

And the little guys in the 4-6 class – where Cobra’s swept the Mini O podium as long as anyone can remember – Cobra is led by Georgia’s Gage Linville and Michigan’s Jaiden Taylor.

Watch for updates throughout the week on www.cobramoto.com and on the Mini O’s website: http://www.unlimitedsportsmx.com

Cobra photos courtesy of: BIG LLC

Trick or Treat?

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Just saying the word ‘pumpkin’ can get you in trouble around our place…But, we had to make an exception for this beauty we uncovered on Facebook.  Maybe we should offer a set of pumpkin carving Cobra stencils for Halloween next year?

Tribute to late ‘70s Yamahas – Cobra’s CX65 SuperMod

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Yamaha made quite an impression on me as a kid. Not only CobraSuperModGraphicsTeasedid they have some of the coolest technology on the track, but they made it available to the younger set as well. One of my most memorable bikes growing up was my 1978 YZ80 monoshock. It was a great handling and looking bike, and there were a ton of aftermarket parts out there to make it look and perform even better. Nothing was more intimidating than lining up next to one of these YZ80s decked out with a DG aluminum swingarm, porcupine head, Motoplat CDI ignition, and Curnutt shock. It just didn’t get any cooler than that regardless of the size of bike.

The other facet of late ‘70s Yamahas that made an impression on me was the fact that for some reason Yamaha decided to market their U.S. bikes in yellow and black trim while the rest of the world had white and red bodywork. For most U.S. kids, white Yamahas were relegated to the pages of Motocross Action when they did their twice-a-year feature on Mikkola vs. Hannah. For those of us growing up within a stones-throw of the Canadian boarder, however, the white and red Yami’s were a fairly common sight…and boy did they get the attention. Put one of those white and red steeds next to one of its Yank counterparts, and the U.S. spec bike looked drab and uninspiring.

Thus, the childhood memories of gleaming metal and plastic are transformed into our Cobra CX65 SuperMod concept bike that we will debut this week at the Indy Dealer Show. This bike features much more than just white plastic and retro graphics. If you’re at the show, come on by and check it out. If you can’t make it, stay tuned to right here, and we’ll be posting several highlights of the bike over the coming days.

See you at the show!

Sean @ Cobra

Welcome to Cobra’s Inside Scoop…!

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This is a place we have created to cover a diverse array of topics…everything from new product ideas, to updates on Government Action (like the Lead Law), to offering sneak peaks inside the Cobra Factory. Our goal is to offer a level of communication with Davi Millspsthe Factory that is unprecedented in this industry, and in turn that will hopefully allow you to enjoy a better overall ownership experience.  What do we mean by ‘better overall ownership experience’? Let me give you a couple of examples: you will be notified immediately when any new Tech Support Bulletins are posted and what they mean for you. You will see how different parts of your motorcycle are manufactured. You will have an opportunity to meet key people within and outside of Cobra and learn how they affect our sport. You will have a window on live events like the big races and trade shows, and finally, you will be able to get up front and center on new products, features, and benefits that make Cobra products the best in the world.

Stay tuned…!

Sean @ Cobra